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Teaching Assistant: CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF)

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  • Course type Distance learning course
  • Duration 80 Hours, Part-time
  • Awarded by CACHE

Overview

This is a knowledge based qualification course. It is suitable for:

  • Those who may not yet be employed within a school
  • All support staff roles in schools, including school administrator, receptionist, library assistant, IT support worker, learning support assistant, teaching assistant, caretaker, lunch-time assistant
  • Those who work directly with children and young people
  • Those who require initial training or an induction to a new role
About theTeaching Assistant Course

The CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools qualification course is an introduction to the role and responsibilities of teaching assistants. This teaching assistants’ course will provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children or young people in school environments.


The Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools is a knowledge based qualification and thus a school placement is not needed in order to successfully complete this course.

Qualification Number: 500/9963/2

To gain the qualification learners will need to achieve 12 credits from the 4 units listed in the syllabus.



Please note: Online access is required in order to complete this course.



What Can I Do After Taking This Teaching Assistant Course?

Become a teaching assistant. After successfully completing our CACHE Teaching Assistant Level 3 course, you could apply for a teaching assistant position within a school.

Gain a promotion. If you are already working as a teaching assistant, you may be eligible to work without supervision, for a promotion to Senior Teaching Assistant, Senior Learning Support Assistant or Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant, and for an increase in pay.

Build your career. If you wish to increase your responsibilities and build your teaching assistant career even further, you could continue your training with further CACHE modules.

For more information about becoming a Teaching Assistant take a look at our Teaching Assistant Centre and click Learn More.

Who is it for?

This is a knowledge based qualification course. It is suitable for:

Those who may not yet be employed within a school
All support staff roles in schools, including school administrator, receptionist, library assistant, IT support worker, learning support assistant, teaching assistant, caretaker, lunch-time assistant
Those who work directly with children and young people
Those who require initial training or an induction to a new role

Description

Syllabus
Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults

(F/601/3327, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 10 hours; Credits: 2)

Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults
Understand how to communicate with children, young people and adults
Understand legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection
Schools as organisations

(A/601/3326, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 3)

Know the structure of education from early years to post-compulsory education
Understand how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
Understand school ethos, mission, aims and values
Know about the legislation affecting schools
Understand the purpose of school policies and procedures
Understand the wider context in which schools operate
Understand Child and Young Person Development

(L/601/1693, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 30 hours; Credits: 4)

Understand the expected pattern of development for children and young people from birth - 19 years.
Understand the factors that influence children and young people’s development and how these affect practice.
Understand how to monitor children and young people’s development and interventions that should take place if this is not following the expected pattern.
Understand the importance of early intervention to support the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people.
Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development.
Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

(Y/601/1695, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 25 hours; Credits: 3)

Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people.
Understand the importance of working in partnership with other organisations to safeguard children and young people.
Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting.
Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused or harmed.
Understand how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been bullied.
Understand how to work with children and young people to support their safety and wellbeing.
Understand the importance of e-safety for children and young people.

Qualification:

On completion of this course you will receive the CACHE 3 Level Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF) qualification. This qualification is listed on the QCF (Qualification Number: 500/9963/2).

CACHE is the UK's only specialist awarding organisation for the children and adult care sectors. CACHE continue to develop the most up to date and relevant qualifications for the new QCF and work closely with Sector Skills Councils to ensure the highest level of quality and a cutting-edge service to their customers, our learners, and the sector.

Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification but learners will need to be at least 16 years of age.


Career path

Become a teaching assistant. After successfully completing our CACHE Teaching Assistant Level 3 course, you could apply for a teaching assistant position within a school. Build your career.

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